Arijit Sen edits two volumes
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Two volumes edited by Associate Professor Arijit Sen, Landscapes of Mobility, Arijit Sen and Jennifer Johung (now available) and Making Place: Space and Embodiment in the City, Arijit Sen and Lisa Silverman (forthcoming Spring 2014) are available for purchase.
Landscapes of Mobility focuses "on quotidian landscapes of mobility. Despite their seemingly familiar and innocuous appearances, these spaces exert tremendous control over our behavior and activities. By examining and mapping the politics of place and motion, this book analyses human beings’ embodied engagements with their built world and provides diverse perspectives on the ideological and political underpinnings of landscapes of mobility".
Making Place examines "how people engage the material and social worlds of the urban environment via the rhythms of everyday life and how bodily responses are implicated in the making and experiencing of place. The contributors introduce the concept of spatial ethnography, a new methodological approach that incorporates both material and abstract perspectives in the study of people and place, and encourages consideration of the various levels—from the personal to the planetary—at which spatial change occurs. The book’s case studies come from Costa Rica, Colombia, India, Austria, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States."